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The estimates in the United States vary. But anywhere between 24 and 44 million children between the ages of 5...
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The Big Idea  These authors celebrate growth of sport science over the years.  But their concern is that especially in...
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How can I coach team captain attributes?   The question this week comes from Stuart via Facebook: “If I have...
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How do groups shape our identity? Founder of Fit Across Cultures and Cultural Intelligence expert, Susan Salzbrenner discusses the impact...
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Susan Salzbrenner
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Tom Mallinson is a UEFA A license holder who works at Nottingham Forest as the U16 coach. Tom has been...
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Ben Bartlett, Senior Youth Coach Educator at the Football Association, gives some fascinating real-life examples to explain the importance of...
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Ben Bartlett
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PDP Lead Researcher, James Vaughan recently  attended a seminar by Joan Vila Bosch – Head of methodology at FC Barcelona. Speaking in Christchurch,...
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James Vaughan
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One easy way to understand the big idea of this research study into improved talent development in a sport such...
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William A. Harper
Grassroots football is where all players begin, it’s the heart and soul of player development. Recently, the football world has...
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Jon Hoggard
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Many players are dubbed the next ‘wonderkid’, but few back it up. Renato Sanches’ exciting performances at Euro 16 showed...
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Dan Wright
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A young player will experience many challenges on their player development journey, many of which are outside of their control....
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Dave Wright
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Messi, Robben, Ronaldo, Sterling, Iniesta – these players, and many others, all have something in common. Not how much they’re...
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John Marsh
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TOVO Academy Founder, Todd Beane looks at the way we view weaknesses on the football pitch. How can we create...
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Todd Beane
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Values represent what we believe is important in life. In this article, Research Associate Hanna Eggestrand and PDP Lead Researcher...
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Manager of the New Zealand National Women’s Team, the Football Ferns, Tony Readings has come up against some giants of the...
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